Author Topic: Fake Boring Books  (Read 23380 times)

Fake Boring Books
« on: March 06, 2013, 01:57:10 PM »


I was bored this morning so I made this. For some reason I'm very amused by the idea of making jackets for fake books (or anything, really) that could just about be real, but aren't. If anyone else would like to contribute, it might make today go by a little bit quicker.

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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2013, 05:31:30 PM »
So my idea hasn't set C&B alight. That's fine. Maybe a more up-to-date book would help?

« Last Edit: March 06, 2013, 06:03:21 PM by lazyhour »

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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2013, 05:40:41 PM »
I'm not creative enough to contribute, but I do love these.

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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2013, 08:28:57 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2013, 09:39:12 PM »
Beautiful. I need to know if Clive is Reginald's father, or his son. Or perhaps his kindly grandfather?

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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2013, 10:01:07 PM »
Beautiful. I need to know if Clive is Reginald's father, or his son. Or perhaps his kindly grandfather?

Clive is Reg's son.  He's immensely proud of his Dad's work.  Especially the critically-lauded, 800-page "Vol.2 (1967-1968).

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« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2013, 10:02:13 PM »
These are good. Do more.

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« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2013, 10:02:45 PM »
Can we have one for Standing To Win: The New Challenges For The Heath Government by Anthony Biggytitbo, please?

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« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2013, 10:22:19 PM »



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« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2013, 10:49:58 PM »

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« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2013, 12:28:47 PM »
Stunning. I think the chalk one might be my favourite.

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« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2013, 12:32:28 PM »
Here's one that's all too real, but really should be fake:


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« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2013, 12:39:45 PM »
These are all fabulous, wish I was talented enough to contribute.

Also makes me feel quite nostalgic, as my older brother had a shelf full of books with covers (and sometimes even titles!) like this, which I loved to browse through as a nipper even if I didn't understand much.

So, lazyhour, before it drives me insane, please tell me the name of the original book that you derived your opening post from?  I'm sure I've seen the real thing before and it's driving me potty.  Maybe some sort of old computing manual?  Shares that kinda typeface anyway.  Google image-a-like was no help...

To be honest, it's pretty difficult to resist asking that for all of these, but that one in particular is bugging me the most!

Great work, everybody...

Re: Fake Boring Books
« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2013, 01:32:29 PM »
I'm afraid it was entirely from my own imagination, Sheepy! I just knocked it all up with generated shapes, lines and fonts in Photoshop.

Here's a useful tome:


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Nuclear Optimism

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« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2013, 06:56:56 PM »

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« Reply #20 on: March 07, 2013, 07:57:05 PM »

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« Reply #22 on: March 07, 2013, 08:30:41 PM »
Hang on... where are you getting the 'creased up book cover' template for these?

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« Reply #24 on: March 07, 2013, 09:52:37 PM »
"Advanced Intermediates for Beginners" - what a peach.

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« Reply #25 on: March 07, 2013, 10:16:03 PM »
« Last Edit: March 07, 2013, 10:39:28 PM by ElTopo »

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« Reply #26 on: March 07, 2013, 10:18:55 PM »
Now this reminds me of the IRL classic 'Identifying Wood', and looking at it's entry on Amazon it appears internet japesters have uploaded some interesting plates to the customer images.

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« Reply #27 on: March 07, 2013, 10:47:09 PM »

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« Reply #28 on: March 07, 2013, 10:57:28 PM »
Tablet-Ops?

Interesting...tell me more.

Thomas

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« Reply #29 on: March 07, 2013, 10:59:51 PM »
Hang on... where are you getting the 'creased up book cover' template for these?

Seconded. Spill the beans, designers.